Monday, May 2, 2011

The wall


Lets talk about construction and how we do it and what we've learnt:
  • All of our frames are free standing, I don't own the apartment so I cannot bolt to the structure. So what I do is make frames and then build a wall within that frame
  • Every frame is a 2x6 piece of wood in one piece, cut to size. 95% of the braces are 2x4's
  • All of the joints are bolted and then screwed. We use 1/2 inch bolts that have washers on either side. There are four screws set around the bolt
  • Get a good circular saw, one that cuts your frames but isn't so big that it's a) scary to use and b) small enough (maneuverable) so you can make exact cuts on 8ft lengths of wood
  • Buy more screws than you need!! We have 1000; 3 inch number 10 screws in this wall and that doesn't include the screws used to put the climbing panels on
  • Buy good deck screws to hold your panels and floor down
  • Get good t-nuts... you'll be thankful. If possible get the ones that are hammered in and then take little screws to hold them to stop them spinning
  • Buy a chalk line to mark your t nut spacing

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


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How we rate the holds

It's simple, we rate the holds on the below area's, we look at every criteria. We use the hold(s) in as many different ways as we can and we then sit back have a lovely cup of tea and chat about them. We also go digging about the company's website, talk to the people that work there and see what they're all about, the areas we look at are below:

Who are we?

Simply put we're a few people, I have a wall in my house, therefore people come and climb. The wall gets bigger and reset every few weeks... There are a few main protagonists that will give their opinion on the holds and the grades that they climb vary from 5.7 to 5.12, normally I'd not worry about having just my views up here, but as climbing is such a personal experience and everyone climbs a different way I felt it best to have more than one person contribute.